Mohammed Elewonibi
No. 64, 65
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1965-12-16) December 16, 1965 (age 56)
Lagos, Nigeria
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Victoria (BC)
College:BYU
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
CFL Draft:1990 / Round: 5 / Pick: 34
Career history
CFL status:National
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Mohammed Thomas David "Moe" Elewonibi (born December 16, 1965) is a Nigerian-Canadian former offensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was injured just prior to the end of the first half of the Eagles / Cowboys Divisional Playoff Game on January 7, 1996 and transported off the field on a stretcher with a knee injury. It was his final game in the NFL.

Early years

Elewonibi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. He attended Victoria High School, where he excelled at soccer and basketball.[1]

Elewonibi played two years for the Okanagan Sun football club, and was named to the 25 Year All Time Team announced in 2005 to celebrate 25th anniversary of the sun organization [2]

College career

He began his college career at Snow College, in Ephraim, UT, where he first began to play football.[3] He transferred to Brigham Young University to finish his college career. Mo won the Outland Trophy while at Brigham Young. The award is for the country’s most outstanding lineman in college football.

Personal

Elewonibi converted from Islam to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during his second year of college. Elewonibi now lives on Vancouver Island and works as a counselor helping recovering addicts return to normal life. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Mohammed Elewonibi". BYU Cougars. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "25 Year Team".
  3. ^ "Mohammed Elewonibi - Northwest Athlete Profiles, NFL Football Pro, Washington Redskins, BYU". www.nwsportsbeat.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-11.
  4. ^ "Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 18, 1990 · Page 18".